How to Pray

Focused on prayer

What if Your Mind Wanders in Prayer?

Lost in meandering, distracting thoughts while you pray? Here’s a simple suggestion to regain your focus.

Family travel over the holidays

4 Short Prayers for Holiday Travel

Lots of us will the hit the road—and skies—to see family this holiday season. Here’s how to pray en route.

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Thanksgiving grace

What It Really Means to Pray 'Bless This Food'

When sitting down at the table to say grace before a meal, explore the intentions behind the words.

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Big picture prayers

A 3-Word Prayer to Help You See the Big Picture

These words can turn fear into opportunity and despair into hope.

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Praying for a fresh start

How to Pray for a Fresh Start After a Setback

There is positive energy in prayer that can help us move on to a new and better chapter in our lives.

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Couple praying

When It Comes to Infertility, How to Pray?

If you or someone you know is struggling to have a child, here are some ways to pray.

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Praying for an answer

When God Has a Better Idea

In tough situations, the wisdom of praying that God’s will be done.

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Praying for endurance

How to Pray for Endurance

The New York City Marathon is a reminder of a key element of faith.

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Money worries

10 Helpful Prayers for Facing Money Problems

Whether it’s a job loss or unpredictable economy, these prayers will help you weather the storm.

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Arms raised in prayer

6 Ways You Can Pray Like a Bible Hero

Try some of the habits practiced by Scripture's prayer warriors. 

Can you forgive yourself? God does.

How to Leave Your Past in the Past

Do you have trouble accepting that God forgives you? 

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A rich prayer life

4 Short and Simple Prayers to Make Your Life Better

The book May It Be So, offers prayers that are succinct, thoughtful and fulfilling.

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Learning about Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur—A Good Way to Get a Fresh Start

The holiest day in Judaism offers everyone guidance for seeking forgiveness.

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How to pray when sick

4 Ways to Pray from Your Sick Bed

These stories from the Bible show how four figures prayed for healing.

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